Network Rail Consulting (NRC) has announced that its work on the Digital Systems Program with Transport for New South Wales (TfNSW) has been extended. Its system integrator contract will now run until 2024 under the new terms.
The Digital Systems Program was set up to replace old signalling systems with more intelligent alternatives and thus enable a more frequent service for Sydney Trains passengers. The systems integration team plays a role in defining and delivering the program and collaborating with partners such as Acmena, The Go-Ahead Group and Ineco.
The first phase of the contract was awarded back in 2018. This further extension to the original system integrator contract now ensures NRC is able to support the successful introduction of European Train Control System (ETCS) Level 2 with a Traffic Management System (TMS) on the first two deployment areas, Cronulla to Sutherland and Bondi to Erskineville.
Nigel Ash, NRC’s global managing director, said: “This extension demonstrates the contribution the 40 strong NRC led team has made to the project over the last two years.
“We look forward to continuing this highly collaborative relationship with TfNSW through to the introduction of ETCS Level 2 services.”